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Description: These corn kernels have been compressed into 12 masses as the result of partial burning. The kernels are from Fort Ancient. The Fort Ancient people were a late prehistoric culture living in southern Ohio between 1100 and 450 years ago. Fort Ancient people were Ohio's original farmers, growing crops of corn, beans, and squash, and thrived in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky. Villages were made up of a number of circular or rectangular houses surrounding an open plaza. The Fort Ancient people continued to build small burial mounds, but gradually shifted to burials in a cemetery area with no mounds. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A4786_000109
Subjects: Fort Ancient culture;
Places: Corn